Welcome to the Durand Tonearms website!
Durand Tonearms was founded in 2009 by French composer Joël-François Durand, and is devoted to the manufacture of high end tonearms. We currently offer three unipivot models: the Kairos™, the Talea™ and the Telos™.
The Talea™ was first introduced at the 2010 Axpona audio show in Jacksonville (Florida) and quickly established itself as one of the best tonearms on the market. A few months later, the Talea™ II was premiered at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver (Colorado). It included a few changes that some of our customers had requested, such as an arm rest, as well a host of new solutions, in order to improve sound and ergonomics. These modifications resulted in a a wider dynamic range and a more solid, realistic image, while maintaining the hallmarks of the first generation Talea™: excellence in tonal rendition, speed, and transparency. Beyond these improvements, there were also more profound advances in sound reproduction, the consequence of a thorough re-examination of the materials used in the base as well as in the armwand.
Our top of the line model, the Telos™, introduced for the first time in public at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is the result of extensive research in the domain of materials and shape optimization. A true reference tonearm, it belongs in the most demanding systems.
Finally, we are happy to present our newest tonearm, the entry-level Kairos™. It will be presented to the public at the 2014 High End Show in Munich (Germany). Deliveries of the first Kairos™ units will start in mid-July.
We also make an indispensable accessory, the Record Weight.
Besides the presentation of these products, you will find on this web site comprehensive information on all things related to tonearm (alignment, azimuth, cartridge loading, etc..., even lists of interesting records). See our Support section for ideas, tips and other links.
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